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At one time gemstones were thought to be of celestial origin which led to the belief that they possessed supernatural or
magical powers.

The science of astrology is based on the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial
events by their positions and aspects. Furthermore, it is believed that there is a relationship between each planet and
each sign of the zodiac and every person and every object (including gemstones) on the earth.

Thus it is thought by many that the influence of the planets over human fortunes is enhanced by wearing the gem appropriate to the planet or zodiac sign concerned. Astrologers from different cultures, religions and countries have, however, differed over the years in their interpretation of the influence of the planets and consequently on the gem appropriate to the sign of the zodiac.

The following zodiac gems are considered to be the most commonly accepted.

 


Aquarius
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
GarnetGarnet
... If you would cherish friendship true in Aquarius well you'll do to wear this gem of warmest hue - the garnet.

Pisces
(Feb. 19 to March 20)
AmethystAmethyst
... From passion and from care kept free shall Pisces' children ever be
who wear so all the world may see the amethyst.

Aries
(March 21 to April 19)
BloodstoneBloodstone
... Who on this world of ours his eyes in Aries opens shall be wise
if always on his hand there lies a bloodstone.

Taurus
(April 20 to May 20)
SapphireSapphire
... If on your hand this stone you bind, you in Taurus born will find
'twill cure diseases of the mind the sapphire.

Gemini
(May 21 to June 21)
AgateAgate
... Gemini's children health and wealth command and all the ills of age withstand who wear their rings on either hand of agate.

Cancer
(June 22 to July 22)
EmeraldEmerald
... If born in Cancer's sign, they say, your life will joyful be always if you take with you on your way an emerald.

Leo
(July 23 to August 22)
OnyxOnyx
... When youth to manhood shall have grown under Leo lorn and lone 'twill have lived but for this stone, the onyx.

Virgo
(August 23 to Sept. 22)
CarnelianCarnelian
... Success will bless whate'er you do through Virgo's sign, if only you place on your hand her own gem true the carnelian.

Libra
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 23)
ChrysoliteChrysolite (Peridot)
... Through Libra's sign it is quite well to free yourself from evil spell for in her gem surcease doth dwell the chrysolite.

Scorpio
(Oct. 24 to Nov. 21)
BerylBeryl
... Through Scorpio this gem so fair is that which every one should wear
or tears of sad repentance bear the beryl.

Sagittarius
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
TopazTopaz
... Who first comes to this world below under Sagittarius should know
that their true gem should ever show a topaz.

Capricorn
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
RubyRuby
... Those who live in Capricorn no trouble shall their brows adorn if they this glowing gem have worn the ruby.
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